It has been more than week since students clashed outside Delhi University's Ramjas College seeking the suspension of the event led by JNU student Umar Khalid but situation in north campus is still disruptive and unruly. Since February 22, there have been various protest demonstrations by different student wings on the grounds of various political ideologies.
In fact, in recent protest, thousands of students came together demanding peace and right to expression in colleges and universities.
The atmosphere of the campus has always been lively and glittery and anyone who is familiar with the atmosphere is distressed by the deployment of huge police force around the campus, whose purpose is to control crowd during the marches.
"It feels panicky with the police roaming all around the campus. Because the February 22 episode was so disturbing, you don't know when you might get beaten up," Akrity Raina, a first year student from Hindu College.
"This issue cannot be resolved by giving it a left v/s right perspective. You have to deal with it from the aspect of the regular students here to normalize the atmosphere in the university," she added.
"They are unnecessarily politicising the issue," Khushboo Upreti from the same college noted.Upreti said that she feels insecure with "barricades everywhere and shops getting closed every so often". "The atmosphere is very bad. This is very new to the DU campus," she said.
The atmosphere is especially bad for the students who have no political inclination as they are finding it harder to adjust in the atmosphere. Most of them feels that the issue is being stretched unnecessarily and can be resolved easily if two parties decide to enter into the dialogue.
For Khalsa College student Jasmeet Singh, "coming to college has become so inconvenient" as he doesn't participate in any of the protests.
"I come to college for my studies and to hang out with my friends,These protests will anyway not resolve anything " Singh told
Students and professors feel that the campus has lost its color in the darkness of the protests.